Jose gears up for transfer revolution as Spurs enter make-or-break week


first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has accepted defeat in his quest to prioritise one competition this season.But Tottenham’s boss is getting ready to revolutionise his squad this summer.2 Jose set for transfer warCredit: EPASpurs’ crippling injury list has hit the club hard and exposed Mourinho to criticism over his methods.Heading into today’s teatime clash at Burnley, embattled Spurs are on a four- match losing run.After the FA Cup KO on penalties against Norwich, Mourinho vowed to talk to the club and decide whether he should prioritise today’s clash  or  Tuesday’s Champions League second leg  with RB Leipzig.No such showdown  has   taken place with chairman Daniel Levy, as Mourinho accepts they have no choice but to go full tilt in both matches despite his threadbare squad showing signs of running on empty.But the Special One has made it clear Spurs must spend big in the summer because they simply cannot be caught short by injuries again.Mourinho said: “I know the priority, I do not need a specific day to have a specific discussion with the boss.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes“We are together every day. I don’t need to have a discussion, we just need to share our ideas.“We feel the same. We know that the players are tired, the injured players. We know we have to build a squad more balanced for next season.“You have to be ready to cope with these unpredictable things.“We need to have a different shape to the squad to be ready for these unexpected things that happen to us.“But we all know we have to try to win tomorrow and try to win on Tuesday.“If we don’t then we leave, like we did in the last match against Norwich. We leave, we sleep in peace, sad, but we sleep in peace then the next day, we go again.”Mourinho has never suffered a run of four successive defeats, and with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko still absent he has few options to make any changes.It is putting huge pressure on the remaining players, who have all been consulted by the management team to see if they have the energy to go again against the Clarets.To a man, the entire squad have stood up to be counted — but some have admitted they are close to running on empty.They include new signing Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura, who are having to shoulder a huge workload.2 Crocked Spurs star Harry KaneCredit: ReutersMourinho added: “Some people are critical of me because I am repeating the same comments all the time so I don’t want to repeat the same things.“Obviously people are tired to listen to it but the run of injuries this club had this season, starting with Hugo Lloris and ending with Sonny, is something really crazy.“But again we have to prepare ourselves for something similar to happen again and we have to build a squad that protects against this kind of situation.“We are in a situation where I think it is very hard to prioritise. But it is a discussion to have internally. The communication with the players is always the most important thing.“Some players over the last 120 minutes have run more than 15km.TottenhamRACE OFFBoston Marathon CANCELED due to coronavirus pandemicWHO’S THE DADDYCamilla Thurlow holds Jamie Jewitt’s ‘baby bump’ in hilarious pic’hold firm’Stern warning for businesses using loopholes to flout restrictions and reopenPLOT TWISTThe Walking Dead boss tried to kill off Negan in season 8 with Maggie shootingWhy yo-oh-oh-oh-oh-gaaaaa is good for youMAKE A HOUSE A HOMEHabitat announces 25% off EVERYTHING for Bank Holiday weekendHELPING HANDGenerous Northern Ireland YouTuber Adam B buys his parents a houseSpoilerANDREA’S RAGEEmmerdale’s Andrea vows revenge on Jamie after realising he is leaving herSpoilerDAD IN DISGUISEEmmerdale’s Vinny horrified as he discovers Alex is really his dad PaulSpoilerLOVE RATHarriet agrees to marry Will on Emmerdale despite affair with Malone“We know we are going to play against players who have had a week preparing for the match.“We have decisions to make. Of course we want to win tomorrow and the tie on Tuesday but we have to find a way where we give some players a better chance to perform.“I love the player who says ‘I am available for everything you want and everything you need.’“But there comes a ‘but’ and after the but comes: ‘I need a rest’.“We have to analyse the but. But it is fantastic for me.“I am so happy to be here — it is fantastic to work with boys like them.“It’s not like I’m saying our squad is not good. The squad is good. At this moment we are in trouble. It’s so simple as that.”Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youthlast_img read more

UPDATE One student shot at high school in Taft Calif


first_imgTAFT, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural California high school on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another but missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member, officials said.The teen victim was in critical but stable condition, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told a press conference. The sheriff said the teacher suffered a minor pellet wound to the head but declined treatment.When the shots were fired, the teacher began trying to get the more than two dozen students out a back door and also engaged the shooter in conversation to distract him, Youngblood said. A campus supervisor responding to a call of shots fired also began talking to him.“They talked him into putting the shotgun down,” Youngblood said.The sheriff said that at one point the shooter told the teacher, “I don’t want to shoot you” and named the person he wanted to shoot.The shooter may have had up to 20 shotgun rounds in his pockets, he said.Officials said there’s usually an armed officer on campus but the person wasn’t there because he was snowed in. Taft police officers arrived within 60 seconds of first reports.last_img read more